There is big news from across the pond regarding Nessie the Loch Ness monster. Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), a publisher of evangelical Christian school and home school materials is dropping their science text book's claim that Nessie is real.
The ACE curriculum among others, became the focus of controversy in recent years when Louisiana for the first time allowed public funding for vouchers and charters for religious private schools. The inevitable controversy regarding separation of church and state led to a closer examination of the materials that would be purchased with public funds.
ACE's claim that the existence of Nessie the Loch Ness monster helps to disprove the theory of evolution was widely ridiculed. The Scottish news paper The Herald reports that the new edition of the ACE science text drops the claim.
But curiously, the paper also reports:
"The updated book is only available to creationist-taught pupils in Europe, but campaigners say America is likely to follow suit."Likely?